Nelly Cañas


Instructor of Spanish

Building 302
Room 203 A
Benson Campus

Office Hours
MTWTH 8:15-9:30 and 10:30-11 a.m.
TR 1-2 p.m.
F 8-10 a.m.

Phone: (864) 250-3062

Academic Background

  • Master of Science in Education, Major: Spanish, May 1996, State University of New York, New Paltz, New York
  • Bachelor of Arts; Major: Languages (Spanish, English and French) Caldas University, Caldas, Colombia - South America
  • Normal Nal, Caldas, Colombia - South America, Normalista Superior - Elementary School Teacher

Professional Experience

  • Spanish Instructor, Greenville Technical College, Benson Campus, Greer South Carolina, Summer 2006 to Present,
  • Spanish Instructor, University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg, South Carolina, Fall 2003 to Summer 2007
  • Spanish Instructor, Spartanburg Technical College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, Summer 2003 to Fall 2004
  • EDP Director, St. Paul The Apostle Catholic School, Spartanburg, South Carolina, Fall 2002 to Summer 2003
  • Bilingual Teacher, Middletown School District, Middletown, New York, Fall 1997 to Summer 2002


  • (ACTFL) American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages, Fall 2004-2005
  • (SCFLTA) South Carolina Foreign Language Teacher's Association, Spring 2004-2005
  • (AATSP) The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Spring 2004-2006
  • (SCOLT) Southern Conference on Language Teaching, Spring 2005
  • (Reflections) Foreign Language Teacher's Workshop, Spring 2003-2006
  • Memberships: ACTFL, SCFLTA, AATSP


  • Scholarship to study French in France 1991